Tags: priorities

Sports Parenting

Parenting and sports collide to present to us both great challenges and great opportunities. We have all seen the extremely unfortunate expressions of sports parenting, embodied in soccer moms, tyrant dads, and helicopter parents. But those are just the negative extremes. What about the moms and dads (like the parents of Denny Hamlin and Clint…

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Sports Idolatry Podcast

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With instant stats and scores, following your favorite team or player has never been easier. But when the game becomes the most important thing on our agenda, our priorities need shifting! On Sports Spectrum, hear from college basketball coach Charlotte Smith and sports broadcaster Fred Hickman on the negative impact of idolizing sports. That’s all…

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When You Cross the Line

In a recent Barclays Premier League soccer match from England, I saw a banner declaring, “Chelsea is our religion. Stamford Bridge is our church.” That catchy motto, however, is not limited to that south London club or its stadium. Most of the teams in the world’s best soccer league have similar sayings. And, while I…

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Balancing Life’s Priorities Podcast

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Between work, family, and keeping up the home it’s easy to succumb to the stress of a chaotic schedule. This Mother’s Day weekend hear practical solutions for “Balancing Life’s Priorities.” Thoughtful dialogue with Major League Baseball coach Turner Ward and former Olympic softball player Leah O’Brien-Amico. Enjoy this timely edition of Sports Spectrum.

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Understanding the First Things

In golf, the old saying is that you drive for show but you putt for dough. At the WGC Cadillac Championship in March, this was proven afresh in bold terms. During practice prior to the opening round of the tournament, Tiger Woods recognized that his putting was in trouble and was holding back his opportunities…

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Two-Minute Drill

Last week we discussed the special pressure attached to a fourth and goal situation with the game on the line. Today we examine a somewhat different but, in its own right, equally important pressure-point in a football game—the two-minute drill. As the clock is winding down, the ability to execute on offense becomes more and more…

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Commanding Our Attention

It’s that time of year again, and NFL football fans are licking their lips because this week they’ll start to see a flurry of exhibition games—signaling that the start of the 2012 season is not far away. It used to be the case that the NFL was a fall sport, but now it seems to…

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Devastating Loss

The NBA playoffs started Saturday, and the Chicago Bulls, while winning their opening game, suffered the most devastating loss of their campaign. With about a minute and a half to go in a game that was pretty much in hand, Derrick Rose, the Bulls’ best player and the reigning NBA MVP, crumpled to the floor…

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The Value of Time

I love playing golf, but there was a time when I almost quit. Why? Well, first of all, it isn’t cheap, and these days every penny counts. But beyond the financial cost is the cost in time. Time, in a sense, is our most precious nonrenewable resource. We can’t make any more of it. We…

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A Winning Game Plan

New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick is considered one of the greatest head coaches of his generation, with multiple Super Bowl trophies and, perennially, one of the most dominant teams in the National Football League. He was not always a head coach, however, and the hints of his success at football’s top level were…

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